WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON
World’s Largest Lesson brings the Global Goals to children all over the world and unites them in taking action. Since our launch in September 2015, we have reached over 130 countries and impacted over 8 million children each year.
We believe all children everywhere should have the opportunity to learn about the Global Goals and feel inspired to take action for them. That’s why all our resources are free, open source and translated into over 10 languages. We believe in the power of creativity and that all children can find their own individual way of taking action for the Global Goals. That’s why we are really proud of our animated films, written by Sir Ken Robinson, animated by Aardman and introduced by well-known figures like Emma Watson, Serena Williams and Malala Yousafzai.
We encourage you to use our materials to teach lessons, run projects and engage young people in supporting the Global Goals!
We are part of the wider Project Everyone team and are delivered in partnership with UNICEF, along with many other NGOs, private sector organisations and foundations.
WHAT ARE THE GLOBAL GOALS?
On 25th September 2015, leaders from 193 member states of the United Nations, met to discuss the world’s problems and decide on a plan to tackle them. They named this plan the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (commonly known as the Global Goals).
The three big aims of the Global Goals are that we fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty and tackle climate change. The Global Goals are the most ambitious agreement for sustainable development that world leaders has ever made.
They build on the success of their predecessors the Millennium Development Goals and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. That is why we need everyone to know about these Goals and to take action for them. Everyone, everywhere has a part to play.
Your role is to learn about the Goals, to teach them to others and to take action wherever you live.
To find out more about the Global Goals click here.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
We know that introducing the Global Goals to children may appear overwhelming at the beginning – that’s why we have created a handy 5 step guide and resources below.
1. Take Our Free Online Course
2. Watch Our Part 1 Animation with your class
3. Use Our Introductory Lesson Plan
4. Ask your class What World Do You Want in 2030? with this lesson plan
5. Encourage your class to Take An Action!
After that – explore our resources, choose a goal to focus on based on your plans and what’s relevant where you live. Then facilitate student learning and action for the Goals.
Click on Sustainable Development Goals Below to Reveal Lesson Plans
Mapting: New Photo-sharing app to popularize Sustainable Development Goals
Discovering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Earth Charter Principles while spreading a positive message about the future of our planet through picture and video sharing —this is the idea behind Mapting, a new mobile app developed by Earth Charter International in collaboration with Soka Gakkai International (SGI).
Mapting is a free tool that invites users to look for everyday actions that people take which help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Then it’s as simple as snapping a photo or video and sharing it on a world map.
Beyond a photo and video sharing app created to map positive actions worldwide, Mapting is also a learning tool. It was designed in such a way that each step, from the home page to the photo sharing process, offers an opportunity for its users to learn more about the 17 Goals and the principles of the Earth Charter. The app combines these two complementary frameworks, the SDGs and the Earth Charter, to build connections between the targets, or where we need to go (SDGs), and the fundamental shared values that we need to get there (the Earth Charter).
Mapting was officially launched at an event called “Youth boosting the promotion and implementation of the SDGs” held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 November 2016. Mapting received enthusiastic support from participants and NGOs. The app quickly had users from Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland and the US with more people joining every day.
Mapting was created based on the belief that individuals, specifically young individuals, have power to initiate change. This app is a simple, entertaining way to discover and engage around the Global Goals and the Earth Charter with the potential to popularize and expand the movement for sustainable development.
Download Mapting now for free at www.mapting.org to join people around the world who Snap & Map everyday acts that contribute to the SDGs.